Solar eclipse anticipation/reaction thread

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Why hasn't the trailer been released?
Aug 8, 2017 10:07 AM
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So from what I read in this Vox explainer, once the sun's covered it's legal to murder people, but only with potions.
Aug 8, 2017 10:09 AM
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I always forget: How many goats am I supposed to sacrifice?
Aug 8, 2017 11:04 AM
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Werewolves gonna cry.
Aug 9, 2017 11:19 AM
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I expect Christian Evangelicals will buck the scientific consensus and take the blacking of the sun as a sign God is displeased with us, offering the first born children of local Democrats as sacrifices to appease him.
Aug 9, 2017 1:12 PM
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Oregon is going to be totes insane, so I'm almost less tempted to go for it from Oregon. I may try for Wyoming, buuuut... still not sure.
Aug 9, 2017 6:02 PM
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neumdaddyOregon is going to be totes insane, so I'm almost less tempted to go for it from Oregon. I may try for Wyoming, buuuut... still not sure.


I thought about Oregon until I heard that Madras, a town of 6,700, is expecting 100,000 visitors. Fuuuuuuuuck.
Aug 9, 2017 6:19 PM
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neumdaddyOregon is going to be totes insane, so I'm almost less tempted to go for it from Oregon. I may try for Wyoming, buuuut... still not sure.


I thought about Oregon until I heard that Madras, a town of 6,700, is expecting 100,000 visitors. Fuuuuuuuuck.

Yeah, it's going to be a mega-shitshow. For as cool as this thing will be, that's also a massive turn-off.
Aug 9, 2017 6:37 PM
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It will be peak fire season too. I listened to a report on KUOW a few days ago that said they started fire mitigation prep a month ago and are still pretty worried about potential grass fires. Seems like a recipe for disaster.
Aug 9, 2017 7:06 PM
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I don't really understand the appeal of going somewhere to watch an eclipse, which you should not be looking directly at anyway.

Bah humbug.
Aug 9, 2017 7:13 PM
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Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

All month along with Dark Side of the Moon (I replace Eclipse with this as the bookend, it's a far better followup to Brain Damage)
Aug 9, 2017 7:16 PM
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wirthlingI don't really understand the appeal of going somewhere to watch an eclipse, which you should not be looking directly at anyway.

Bah humbug.

The lunar calendar is Big Money's new way to get us woke, hallucinogen addled shunners of Hallmark holidays to get whipped up in a consumer frenzy every couple months or so
Aug 9, 2017 7:18 PM
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wirthlingI don't really understand the appeal of going somewhere to watch an eclipse, which you should not be looking directly at anyway.

Bah humbug.

If you're in the path of total eclipse, there is a short window where you can stare directly at the sun without any eye protection, as it is being totally (!) eclipsed (!).
Aug 9, 2017 7:55 PM
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wirthlingI don't really understand the appeal of going somewhere to watch an eclipse, which you should not be looking directly at anyway.

Bah humbug.

If you're in the path of total eclipse, there is a short window where you can stare directly at the sun without any eye protection, as it is being totally (!) eclipsed (!).

Well, OK, but odds are pretty good you're going to look too early and/or too late and get a nice direct dose of eye zap anyway.

I have actually looked directly at the sun way too many times because dumb.
Aug 9, 2017 8:04 PM
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Aug 9, 2017 9:58 PM
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MeowWhy hasn't the trailer been released?

Here you go, Meow. Fair warning though, it's spoilerific.
Aug 10, 2017 2:18 AM
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whathaveicreatedIt will be peak fire season too. I listened to a report on KUOW a few days ago that said they started fire mitigation prep a month ago and are still pretty worried about potential grass fires. Seems like a recipe for disaster.

Grass fires = legal weed. Amirite!!
Aug 10, 2017 1:20 PM
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Good post, John
Aug 16, 2017 11:46 AM
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MeowWhy hasn't the trailer been released?

Here you go, Meow. Fair warning though, it's spoilerific.

Why is black circle so angry at fire circle? Ugh this is confusing I can't follow it.
Aug 16, 2017 2:14 PM
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Debating whether to drive north to St. Joseph to be where the eclipse will last longest, knowing that any attempt to head that far north on eclipse day is likely to be agonizing.
Aug 16, 2017 3:37 PM
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